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FOI 2023 195 Admitted Prisoners


Information Requested:

Please provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.  

How many prisoners were admitted to hospital over the last five years with a notifiable disease?  

If possible, if you could break the data down with which prison they were in, which hospital they were admitted to and what they were admitted/diagnosed with. If possible, please provide data broken down by year by calendar year. If you could break it down from 2018-2022 and then any data you have so far this year.  


If it is not possible to provide some of the data requested, I would be grateful if you could provide whichever elements of this FOI request are eligible for release. 


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your request dated 29th November 2023. 


Public Health Wales do not routinely hold this information.  We would not necessarily be informed about hospital admissions because of a notifiable infection. 


Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.   


We would suggest contacting the prison healthcare teams (via local NHS Health Boards) to see if they hold this information.   


I have provided contact details for each Health Board below, you would need to contact them individually for any information they may hold.  


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board  


Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board   


Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 


Swansea Bay University Health Board  


Hywel Dda University Health Board  


Powys Teaching Health Board 



If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400